It looks like writing in the middle of the night is becoming my new “normal.” I’ve been working on my short story for Corrugated Sky’s second anthology and this seems like the best time for me to sit down and get some writing done without interruptions. I’d much rather sleep and keep a consistent routine, but this fall and winter I’ve been plagued with bouts of insomnia, so now I’m forcing the issue and trying to make it work for me rather than lay in bed and toss and turn and get nothing done — except worry that I have too much to do!
The story is going slowly. I seem to be writing it as though it’s going to be novel-length, but for some reason I can’t seem to put on the brakes. I guess I’ll just have to let it play out on the page in this draft — Draft Zero — and trim and prune for the first draft. It’s much easier to condense and cut than to go back later and add material in. What’s the story about? Well, it involves airships and the South Pole, and that’s all I’m going to tell you for now.
In other news, I’ve set up my Author Page on Amazon and will be adding to it periodically. At the moment it shows two anthologies that I’ve contributed to, but I have also written more than a hundred encyclopedia articles (whew!) in various publications and I’m trying to get some of those set up to display on my page. If you’re curious, check out my Publications page here on Focal Plane.